Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan Set to Release Autobiography
Published Mar 02, 2011Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has joined the rock'n'roll autobiography game. In an interview on VH1 Radio [via Blabbermouth ], the rocker told host Dave Basner that he had just wrapped up the project, setting a fall release date for his as-yet-untitled tome.
McKagan's book will be delivered October 11 via Touchstone Fireside, a division of Simon & Schuster.
"I finished it about a month ago," McKagan confirmed, "[and it has] a lot of words in it."
While McKagan lived the wild life with the Gunners in the '80s and '90s, the story isn't said to be a drama-glamourizing tell-all. Duff's story is reportedly more one of redemption, tracing his reckless life with GN'R through to his recovery from drug addiction and his time with Velvet Revolver. No word yet on whether he will go into detail about his time spent with early Seattle hardcore act the Fartz, but here's hoping he does.
The bassist laid out his plans for the book last year in his column with Seattle Weekly. A statement made last year explained:
I want to make clear that this book is not a GN'R 'tell-all' or some other such 'rock' book. There are a lot of those at this point. Sure, I will touch on all of that, as it is part of my story, but only just a part of it. Rather, it will be a story of an ordinary guy who met with extraordinary circumstances, and the circumnavigation through these situations. If you have been a reader of my column, then you get the general idea of my headspace. I WILL be writing this myself, thick or thin.
The writer's outline, which gives an idea of what might pop up in the book, can be read here.
This won't be the first autobiography from an ex-Gunner. Guitarist Slash delivered his eponymous tome in 2007, while drummer Steven Adler released My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N' Roses last July.